Before you apply, check if you need an environmental permit or exemption.
How much it costs
The price of a permit depends on the type of business activity and the environmental risk.
Additional charges apply if your activity is very complex or risky to the environment - check the guidance.
It’s free to register all exemptions, except exemption T11 for Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) repair and refurbishment, which costs £840 for 3 years.
How long it takes
A standard or bespoke permit application usually takes up to 3 months to be processed.
An application for an exemption usually takes 5 days to be processed.
Get help with your application
In England, contact the Environment Agency.
In Wales, contact Natural Resources Wales.